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DROPS Tailored cardigan knitted in “Alpaca

Size: XS- S-– M – L – XL - XXL

Materials: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
250-250-300-300-350-400 g colour no 7238, green mix

Drops pointed needles size 3.5 mm/ US 4 or size needed to obtain the knitting gauge.

Drops shell button, no. 525: 3 pcs.

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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
Gauge: 23 sts x 30 rows on needles size 3.5 mm in stocking sts = 10 x 10 cm.

Garter sts (back and forth on needle): Knit all rows.

Decreasing tips-1 (apply for the cut at the sides):
All decreases are done from the RS!
Dec as follows after the marking thread: K2 tog.
Dec as follows before the marking thread: Slip a st as if to knit, K1, psso.

Decreasing tips-2 (apply for the armholes and the neck): All dec are done from the RS! Dec. inside 3 edge sts at the armhole and inside 12 sts of garter sts for the neck side.
Dec as follows before 3/12 sts: K2 tog.
Dec as follows after 3/12 sts: Slip a st as if to knit, K1, psso.

Increasing tips: Inc as follows: Pick up 1 st from previous row and K it.
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Back piece:
Cast on 94-104-114-126-140-154 sts (includes1 edge st each side) on needles size 3.5 mm/US 4 in Alpaca.
K the 1st row from the WS and continue in stocking sts throughout. Insert a marker 24-26-29-32-35-39 sts in from each side (= 46-52-56-62-70-76 sts between the marking threads).
When the piece measures 6-7-8-9-10 cm dec by each marker for the cut at each side.
Dec after the 1st marker and before the 2nd marker – see decreasing tips-1: Dec on every 6th row a total of 5 times = 84-94-104-116-130-144 sts.
When the piece measures 17-18-19-20-21-22 cm inc again by the marker – inc after the 1st marker and before the 2nd marker – see increasing tips.
Inc on every 6th row a total of 5 times = 94-104-114-126-140-154 sts. When the piece measures 34-35-36-37-38-39 cm bind off 4-5-6-8-10-12 sts each side for the armholes.
Continue to dec 1 st each side on every other row – see decreasing tips-2: 5-7-8-10-13-15 times = 76-80-86-90-94-100 sts.
When the piece measures 48-50-52-54-56-58 cm knit 4 rows of garter sts over the centre 52-52-56-56-60-60 sts (continue to knit other sts as before) then bind off the centre 28-28-32-32-36-36 sts for the neck.
Continue to bind off 1 st towards the neck on every other row inside 12 sts of garter sts a total of 2 times – see decreasing tips-2: = 22-24-25-27-27-30 sts left on each shoulder.
Bind off remaining sts when the piece measures 52-54-56-58-60-62 cm.

Left front piece:
Cast on 53-58-63-69-76-83 sts (includes 1 edge st at the side and 12 sts for the centre front band) on needles size 3.5 mm/US 4.
K the 1st row from the WS. Continue in stocking sts but work the 12 band sts in garter sts throughout. Insert a marker 24-26-29-32-35-39 sts in from the side.
When the piece measures 6-7-8-9-10-11 cm dec 1 st before the marker for the cut – see decreasing tips-1: On every 6th row a total of 5 times = 48-53-58-64-71-78 sts.
When the piece measures 17-18-19-20-21-22 cm inc 1 st before the marker – see increasing tips: On every 6th row a total of 5 times = 53-58-63-69-76-83 sts.
Please read all of the following section before continuing!
Neck shaping: When the piece measures 29-30-31-32-33-34 cm dec for the neck shape inside the 12 band sts – see decreasing tips-2: Dec 1 st on every other row a total of 18 times and then on every 4th row a total of 4-4-6-6-8-8 times.
Armhole: At the same time when the piece measures 34-35-36-37-38-39 cm bind off for the armhole as done for the back piece.
When all dec are completed for the neck and armhole = 22-24-25-27-27-30 sts left on the shoulder.
Bind off remaining sts when the piece measures 52-54-56-58-60-62 cm

Right front piece:
Cast on and knit as left front piece but reverse. Note! Dec and inc for the cut after the markers. In addition bind off for 3 button holes at the front band edge.
1 buttonhole= bind of the 5th and 6th st from the edge and cast on 2 new sts at the same place on the returning row. Bind off for button holes when the piece measures:
Size XS: 21, 24 and 27 cm
Size S: 20, 24 and 28 cm
Size M: 21, 25 and 29 cm
Size L: 22, 26 and 30 cm
Size XL: 21, 26 and 31 cm
Size XXL: 22, 27 and 32 cm

Sleeve:
Cast 56-58-62-64-68-70 sts (includes 1 edge st each side) on needles size 3.5 mm/US 4.
K 1 row from the WS. Continue in stocking sts.
When the piece measures 10 cm dec 10 sts evenly distributed on row = 46-48-52-54-58-60 sts. Continue to inc 1 st each side on every 8-7-7-6-5-5 row a total of 15-16-16-18-19-20 times =76-80-84-90-96-100 sts.
When the piece measures 50-49-48-47-45-43 cm bind off for sleeve cap each side on every other row: 4 sts 1 time, 3 sts 1 time 2 sts 2 times, 1 st 5-6-8-9-12-15 times, continue to cast off 2 sts each side until the piece measures 57 cm, then cast off 3 sts 1 time each side. Bind off remaining sts when the piece measures approx 58 cm.

Assembly: Sew the shoulder seams, insert the sleeves and sew the sleeve and side seams inside 1 edge st. Sew in the buttons.

Diagram

All measurements in charts are in cm.


Rosita Gyllenhammar 09.03.2019 - 23:54:

Efter ökning på bakstycket har jag 104 maskor. St s Vi 35 cm avmaskar jag 5 maskor varje sida och minskar totalt 10 maskor(en i varje sida 5ggr) det bli 20 maskor mindre. I beskrivning står det art det ska vara 80 maskor kvar? 104-20 = 84 ?

DROPS Design 14.03.2019 kl. 10:40:

Hej. Det ser ut som om det är något fel där i mönstret, design ska se över detta. Mvh DROPS Design

Robin Rockwell 17.02.2019 - 16:36:

There are several comments about problems (mistakes?) with the armhole/sleeve directions not being correct. Are those problems corrected in the directions? I'm not an improvisational knitter so I hope the current online pattern is correct. Thanks!

DROPS Design 18.02.2019 kl. 10:11:

Dear Mrs Rockwell, pattern is correct just make sure you get and keep correct tension. should you have any question you are welcome to ask them here. Happy knitting!

Triste Longcore 08.01.2019 - 17:00:

I don’t understand the instruction “dec for the neck shape INSIDE the 12 band stitches” I’m guessing you mean decrease 3 stitches BEFORE the band...?

DROPS Design 09.01.2019 kl. 08:02:

Dear Mrs Longcore, you decrease for neck before the 12 front band stitches worked in garter stitch (on left front piece = from RS): work the RS row until 14 sts remain, K2 tog, K12 (= front band sts. Dec after the 12 front band sts (on right front piece, from RS): work the RS row as follows: 12 sts in garter st, slip 1 as if to K, K1, psso. For armholes, you will dec after the 3 sts (left front piece) and before the 3 sts (right front piece). Happy knitting!

Margaret McDermott 06.11.2017 - 19:12:

What does K the first row from the WS mean?

DROPS Design 07.11.2017 kl. 08:35:

Dear Mrs McDermott, after the cast on row, knit 1 row, this first row will be knitted and will be wrong side of piece, ie row 2 on piece will be worked from right side. Happy knitting!

Susanne Rienas 14.01.2017 - 15:56:

Huhu, ich habe eine Frage zum Ärmel. Was bedeutet gegen die Schulter abnehmen? Ich habe am Rand abgenommen. Ist das richtig? Oder verwirrt mich nur die Formulierung "gegen die Schulter"? Danke für die Hilfe und liebe Grüße Susanne

DROPS Design 16.01.2017 kl. 09:18:

Liebe Frau Rienas, beim Ärmel muss man am Anfang jeder Reihe auf beiden Seiten so abk: 4 M. 1 Mal, 3 M. 1 Mal, 2 M. 2 Mal, 1 M. 5-6-8-9-12-15 Mal, dann soll man 2 M am Anfang jeder Reihe auf beiden Seiten abk, bis die Arbeit 57 cm misst, dann noch 3 M 1 M auf beiden Seiten abk. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Florence 02.12.2016 - 12:27:

Bonjour, J'ai un souci avec les diminutions et augmentations des deux parties devant du gilet. J'ai l'impression que le cintrage du gilet est dans le mauvais sens... Pour la partie devant gauche, on commence par diminuer en faisant 2 m ens avant le marqueur, ce qui fait partir le tricot vers la droite ... Hors il devrait partir vers la gauche non ? Merci d'avance pour vos éclaircissements!

DROPS Design 02.12.2016 kl. 13:12:

Bonjour Florence, pour le devant gauche, on diminue (2 m ens à l'end) et on augmente avant le marqueur, pour le devant droit, on diminue (1 surjet simple) et on augmente après le marqueur. Bon tricot!

Durand 29.10.2016 - 19:17:

Bonjour, 8 pelotes pour 1 xxl sont elles vraiment suffisantes ? cordialement

DROPS Design 30.10.2016 kl. 11:40:

Bonjour Madame Durand. Oui, il faut bien 8 pelotes en taille XXL (400 g / 50 g une pelote Alpaca = 8) soit 1336 m. Bon tricot!

Trine 10.02.2016 - 18:33:

Jeg har lidt problemer med optællingen af Masker til venstre forstrik. Jeg ender op med at have 37 m istedet for 27 som man skal have tilsidst i str. L. Inden indtagningen og halsuskræring skal der være 69 masker. Derefter skal der tages 18 masker ud på hver 2. Pind, derefter yderligere 6 på hver 4 pind og ud over det 8 masker til ærmegab. Mit regnestykke bliver 69-18-6-8=37 ( og ikke 27) hvad gør jeg galt , eller er der en fejl?

DROPS Design 03.03.2016 kl. 14:18:

Hej Trine, Du har 69m tager 18m ind, 6m ind, 8m ind, 10 m ind (de to sidste er for ærmegab. = 27 m. God fornøjelse!

Tineke 16.01.2016 - 17:02:

Ik zou graag wat meer willen weten over de maten. Dit vestje gaat van XS tot XXL en ik heb geen idee welke maat ik moet maken. Is er een overzichtje waar bijvoorbeeld bijstaat welke bovenwijdte, taillewijdte en heupwijdte hoort bij deze maten? Dan is het wat makkelijker om de juiste maat te kiezen. Aan de hand van de tekening kom ik er niet uit. Het is best dunne wol, veel (leuk!) werk dus en ik wil geen valse start maken. Vast veel dank voor het antwoord! Groeten, Tineke

DROPS Design 19.01.2016 kl. 15:14:

Hoi Tineke. De afmetingen vind je onderaan het patroon in cm per maat. Je kan deze vergelijken met jezelf - of nog beter als je een soortgelijk vest hebt, neem van deze de afmetingen af en vergelijk om de juiste maat te kiezen.

Charo 04.03.2015 - 16:46:

Hola! ¿El punto de orillo está incluido dentro de los puntos que hay que montar? Muchas gracias.

DROPS Design 09.03.2015 kl. 10:32:

Hola Charo, efectivamente está incluido.

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